Judge rejects extra tuition claim in divorce

July 18, 2016 2 comments

family law

The High Court has rejected a woman’s claim for £60,000 per year for extra tuition. During her divorce from a wealthy husband, the mother claimed that her two teenage children needed significant tutoring outside of normal school hours. She wanted an annual payment of £150,000 to cover all costs relating to the two, including their…

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Transgender man has ‘parental standing’ US court declares

July 14, 2016 0 comments

gay marriage

A transgender man who had previously been in a lesbian relationship has ‘parental standing’ a US court has declared. Michael Conover entered a same sex marriage before his gender transition. While he and former spouse Brittany were still living together, the latter conceived a child via artificial insemination but Michael, then known as Michelle, never…

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English court asserts jurisdiction in child dispute

June 29, 2016 0 comments

United States, family law

The courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction in an international dispute between two parents, the High Court has ruled. PKA v CJC concerned the care of boy born in December 2012. His American father and English mother met and married while the father was serving in the US military and stationed in Germany. In…

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Supreme Court has ‘no jurisdiction’ to hear case

June 22, 2016 0 comments

children and divorce

The Supreme Court does  not have jurisdiction in a residence dispute concerning a boy born in Eastern Europe, Justices have declared. The child in question was born in Romania in 2006. His parents, both Romanian nationals, had met while working in England, and they travelled back here following the birth. But within a year the…

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Father loses appeal against loss of son

June 3, 2016 1 comment

child abduction

The father of a three year-old boy has lost an appeal against an order that he be returned to his mother. In S (A Child) , the parents began living together in May 2011. ‘S’ was born the following year and the year after that, the couple finally married. But by then the relationship was…

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Polish courts breached rights of father

March 11, 2016 5 comments

child contact

A Polish man living in the UK has been awarded €15,145 (£11,767.66) by the European Court of Human Rights after Poland failed to secure the return of his daughter. In KJ v Poland, a married couple, both Polish nationals, both moved to the UK in 2005. Five years later their daughter was born in this…

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High Court Judge unsure of children’s status

January 19, 2016 0 comments

family life

A High Court has expressed doubt concerning the legal status of three children living in England as their parents continue an acrimonious divorce. The case concerned a British mother and an Indian father, who had three children, all born in the UK. The family followed the father’s job to a number of different countries round…

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Child maintenance appeal dismissed by High Court

January 14, 2016 0 comments

children and divorce

The High Court has dismissed a man’s attempt to argue that a child maintenance order was invalid. Maughan v Wilmot 2016 was the latest stage in a long-running dispute between a former couple who divorced “many years ago”. The English former husband worked as a pilot for a Turkish airline and was based in Istanbul….

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